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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?


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39 Essex’s Hodge Malek QC leads four-strong team to 3VB

3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) has taken Hodge Malek QC and four junior barristers from 39 Essex Chambers, along with three international lawyers who join as associate members. Malek – who acted for Alexandra Tolstoy and her children during the mammoth case against Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev last year – will join the set today bringing barristers […]

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Joshi, Vidisha – Hodge Jones & Allen

2017 saw the first-ever major leadership change at Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) when founding member Patrick Allen stood down as head of the firm after 40 years. Allen handed the reins to personal injury head Vidisha Joshi who, at 39, is one of the youngest lawyers in the country to run a major firm. […]

Roy Hodgson

RJW advises as Hodgson lands job as new England manager

Russell Jones & Walker sprang into action on Sunday when the Football Association finally decided to act on appointing the new England manager. Employment partner Paul Daniels was instructed by Roy Hodgson to advise on his new four-year contract. Daniels, who has expertise in discrimination, redundancy and unfair dismissal cases, heads the firm’s sports team […]

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Hodge Jones & Allen

When Hodge Jones & Allen was founded 33 years ago it was part of a wave of radical law firms ­established to fight injustice for the disadvantaged and ­disenfranchised. While the firm has changed considerably since then, its ideology remains unaltered. When it opened its doors in September 1977 there were just three lawyers and […]

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